Two full-time postdoctoral positions are available in the Cho laboratory at the University of California, Riverside. Our research program is focused on the neural circuit and synaptic plasticity mechanisms of emotional learning and memory [website]. Projects funded by the NIH will incorporate engram cell labeling, electrophysiological analysis, virus tracing, and optogenetic/chemogenetic control of behaviorally relevant neural circuits in transgenic mouse models. Please, see the following articles recently published in the Cho lab.
Kim WB and Cho J-H (2017) Encoding of discriminative fear memory by input-specific LTP in the amygdala. Neuron, 95: 1129-1146 [Link]
Kim WB and Cho J-H (2017) Synaptic targeting of double-projecting ventral CA1 hippocampal neurons to the medial prefrontal cortex and basal amygdala. Journal of Neuroscience, 37: 4868-4882 [Link]
Shao Z, Noh H, Kim WB, Ni P, Nguyen C, Cote SE, Noyes E, Zhao J, Parsons T, Park JM, Zheng K, Park JJ, Coyle JT, Weinberger DR, Straub RE, Berman KF, Apud J, Ongur D, Cohen BM, McPhie DL, Rapoport JL, Perlis RH, Lanz TA, Xi S, Yin C, Huang W, Hirayama T, Fukuda E, Yagi T, Ghosh S, Eggan KC, Kim HY, Eisenberg LM, Moghadam A, Stanton P, Cho J-H*, Chung S* (2019) Dysregulated protocadherin-pathway activity as an intrinsic defect in iPSC-derived cortical interneurons from patients with schizophrenia. Nature Neuroscience, In Press. (* Corresponding author)
We are seeking highly creative and motivated scientists with a Ph.D. in neuroscience, biomedical science or a related field. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in patch-clamp recordings in brain slices. Qualified applicants should have a research background with a record of relevant publications. Please contact Dr. Cho at email@example.com and include curriculum vitae.